Today marks not only the beginning of the second half of the year (I mean where did the first half go?!) but also my birthday and bloggiversary!!
This past year has brought with it many challenges and success for myself as a person and as a businesswoman. I’ve certainly grown in both aspects and I couldn’t be more proud of myself and how far I’ve come with the help and support of you, of course!! I honestly wouldn’t be where I am today without the continued love and support I receive on a daily basis. Thank you so much!!! Honestly, it’s crazy with the amount of bloggers there are today and I love meeting new people, seeing their take on fashion, trends, and photos. It’s inspiring, encouraging, and yes sometimes daunting. I question whether or not I’m doing the right thing or posted the right photo, but then I think to myself, you know what, it doesn’t matter. I’m not trying to impress anyone I’m just trying to make the world a prettier place one outfit at a time and sharing how to style the latest trends with my fellow fashionistas!! It’s not rocket science! I’m doing this for me because I love sharing my thoughts and opinions with you and I will always be me, I’m not trying to be the same person as the girl with 300k followers and flawless makeup (because it’s most likely photoshopped anyway!) I’m just me and that’s what you’ll always get a girly, fun loving, dress wearing, long haired girl who loves to travel and share her favorite outfits with you! However I will continue to grow and encourage you to do the same. New experiences can make such a difference in your life, trust me! Don’t be afraid to take a step towards something you want, even a small one at first just get your toes wet and then dive in!! I remember when I first started blogging and had NO idea what I was doing, but I didn’t give up even through MANY frustrations. I shook them off, looked ahead and learned from my mistakes.
But like I said, the past year has been truly remarkable!! Not only did I get engaged to my best friend, have continued success with my company Vanessa Balli Hair, created wonderful relationships with companies like Ulta, Glamour, FWSD, Buzzfeed and clothing companies but I couldn’t be happier and blessed to have family and friends who are amazing, encouraging and supportive! Honestly, I can’t think of anything better!
You know I couldn’t finish a post without sharing my outfit details, duh!!! So to celebrate my birthday I’m wearing this beautiful white lace midi dress and on it’s own it’s pretty plain, but like anything once you add in some details it’s completely transformed! A belt to cinch in the waist is always a good idea to add some shape to your figure, a pair of heels to add height to make your legs look long and lean (who doesn’t want that!), and a vintage pink Chanel scarf to tie this ultra feminine look together. Remember how I said I live for dresses and the color pink…ya I think this look sums up my girliness! LOL
I hope you have a beautiful day filled with happiness and love! Know that I’m always there for you no matter what, whether it’s for encouragement, questions about how to wear a top or to just let you know how amazing you are!! XO